Join me in Italy for a wonderful immersion into Italy through food and wine. I have spent the past 30 years eating and drinking my way through Italy and have created a series of experiences from market tours to all inclusive weeklong programs.
I have chosen three of my favorite places to share with you to start. Chianti, Sicily and Florence. I like to combine hands-on cooking classes with great meals, day trips and shopping. We will have a private guide to help us with the city tours and explore on our own for the rest of the time.
My programs are small, 6-8 people unless you form your own group of friends and family! I like to keep the trips special and not to travel like tourists, but to experience like locals. Each trip is a little different as I like to create special programs celebrating the seasons. I do have favorite places to go and things to do, but like to leave things open to make the trip special each time, letting me customize the week for the guests.
If a week is too long, I also offer private custom day trips and market tours. Below are the programs already planned for 2016
14/15 March Cooks, Pots and Tabletops -Eugene, Oregon
18/19 March Gingers Kitchenware- Bend, Oregon
26- Private cooking class in San Diego ( email me for info)
30 Dinner at Akasha’s in Culver city.
1-4, Los Angeles IACP conference
10-16 Ecole Chocolate Master Program in Italy (private)
8-15 Kitchens of Chianti– open
28-June 3 Secrets of My Sicilian Kitchen-open
25-July 2- Kitchens of Chianti– Privata
25-July 2 Chianti ( private)
9-17 Chianti – Private
26 September- October 4 Slow Food Kansas City ( private tour) Maremma
8-15 Emilia Romagna- (private tour)
16-22 Sicily- (private tour)